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Leadership & Youth: Rockford officers spend night on the basketball court with local kids

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) — Some local officers are picking up a basketball to spend time with Rockford kids. Rockford officers are going one on one with some local teens on the basketball court as part of their first rec night. District Two officers teamed up with Rock House Kids to provide a safe place to

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Education: Collaborate & Code at Barnes & Noble with Rock Valley College

Media Contact: RVC Public Relations, 815-921-4510 Event Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Rock Valley College CIS (Computers & Information Systems) is partnering up with Barnes & Noble CherryVale Mall for a Collaborate & Code event to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. Join the fun on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:00-9:00

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Education: New women’s group supports Rockford Promise

ROCKFORD — Rockford Promise, whose goal is to provide free college to graduates of Rockford Public Schools, received a $2,300 donation Thursday from Northern Illinois 100 Women Who Care. Northern Illinois 100 Women Who Care is a new organization that formed in Rockford earlier this year. Women who join the group pledge to give $100

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Check Out the Transformational Projects

Your Ideas Between August and October 2016, spoke teams and the broader community generated project ideas that will lead to achieving the impact and strategy statements. Over 200 project ideas were submitted through Community Idea Exchanges events, as well as online. The original list of projects ideas is available on the 2016 Project Inventory. The

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Economy & Jobs: Greenlee in Rockford shaking up status quo

Published Saturday March 25, 2017 at 8:00 am As the workforce ages, companies that produce tools used by these workers have to adapt and change to better suit their needs. In the field of advanced manufacturing, Greenlee, at 4455 Boeing Drive, Rockford, produces tools for use by electrical professionals rather than the weekend handyman working

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Becca’s Closet Opens in Rockford for the season

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) — It’s said that a girl never forgets her wedding dress and her Prom dress. Now, thanks to an area church, and a national drive, some Stateline girls are picking unforgettable gowns, free of charge. About 100 families stopped by Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Rockford to visit Becca’s Closet.

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Transform 815: Raju a serial entrepreneur in Rockford with a mindset to change the world

Josh Patterson came to Rockford to work for a tobacco company, a daily grind that had him working out of his car and driving around the city to visit 130 accounts each month. The job earned him a living, but it didn’t match his purpose in life. So he quit. He had no other job

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Planning: SwedishAmerican Announces Expansion With New Clinic on Rockford’s Southwest Side

ROCKFORD – “SwedishAmerican is extremely excited to announce the construction of our new clinic.” SwedishAmerican Board of Trustees chairman Dan Ross voicing his excitement for the hospital’s newest venture. “We will be constructing on this location,” said SwedishAmerican CEO & President Bill Gorski. “A new healthcare facility on this property, to serve the citizens of

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Leadership & Youth: Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey delivers his final State of the City address

ROCKFORD — Mayor Larry Morrissey pointed to a number of high-profile projects accomplished over the past 12 years in his final State of the City address today at the Nordlof Center in Rockford. Among those accomplishments, Morrissey said, are newly built roads throughout the city; rebuilt corridors such as West State, South Main and 11th

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Healthy LifeStyles: (SAVE THE DATE) Open House on Food Gardening

Rockford, Ill – Calling all people interested in healthy lifestyles and increased access to healthy food in the Rockford area.   Are you concerned about food insecurity? Do you want to grow food in your own backyard? Do you want to know more about rental plots? Are you interested in volunteering with others in neighborhood,

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